Monday 8 July 2013

I left my Heart in...Atlantic Canada!

Hello crafty friends!

It's an exciting day here in the nation's capital. My first post as a design team member of the new sketch challenge group, Atlantic Hearts!
I'm so pleased to be joining a Canadian challenge blog, plus Michelle and Darla do a great job organizing their team and coming up with stimulating designs.

Here's the inspiration for this week:
The trendy ombre look really appeals to me, and I took this sketch very literally.
I cut a series of graduated shades of red & pink, adhering them together with double-sided tape.
Back side

front side!
Then I played around with a couple of ideas.
For the first card, I did some negative die-ctting, taking the the sentiment out of my ombre panel. Some pink baker's twine and a big button finish that one off.

For card #2, I ran the panel through with an embossing folder, and used the positive die-cut sentiment this time.
This one is embellished with a crocheted flower, tied on with embroidery floss and a sparkle button.

So here's my message to Atlantic Hearts:
for letting me play with you each week!

Now head on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Monday mornings, you'll find this week's sketch and the rules for playing along. The design team's creations are revealed every Wednesday. This way, you have some time to interpret the sketch in your own way. I'd love to see what you come up with!
Happy crafting,

cardstock in Ruby, Hollyhock, Cotton Candy, Blush and White Daisy (all Close to My Heart)
Embossing folder:  Sizzix
Die-cut word "Thanks":  Paper Smooches
Baker's Twine in Strawberry: The Twinery
Button & embroidery floss: my stash
Crochet flower and bling button: Close to My Heart


  1. Congratulations, Caroline on joining the Atlantic Hearts Design Team! Your cards are all lovely! I really couldn't pick a favorite one!
    :) Marie

  2. Great cards and contrast on the new DT! I love the two cards, it's hard to pick a favorite. Love the simplicity of the color blocking and the negative cut, but love the embossing on the second.

  3. Great cards! Liking the colour choices and I am with Marie... not sure which is my favorite! Welcome to the AHSC team!

  4. FABulous cards and congrats!!!!

  5. Welcome to the team! I LOVE what you did this week, they are all great but my favourite if I had to pick one is the chevron ones. Great job!

  6. Great cards, I love them both too! Rocking it on your first week at AHSC.....way to go, and welcome!

  7. Awesome cards!!!!
    Welcome to the team and we are SO happy to have you with us! Awesome talent!

  8. Welcome, and what a great job on your first week. You have certainly showed your stuff!! I love them both!!

  9. Two brilliant cards, Caroline! I love the technique of the first one - gotta case that!

  10. Gorgeous cards. Love that first one!


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